Dec 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
cities," charles dickens wrote, "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times." he could have been describing middle school. no question, middle school can be a challenge, and the challenges are different for guys than they are for girls. this week, scott reports on surviving middle school from the boys' perspective. >> middle school is life-changing. >> middle school is competitive. >> annoying. >> confusing. >> it's stressful. >> middle school is a circus juggling act. >> those comments don't surprise dr. michael thompson, a psychologist and an author. he spent a lot of time studying the issues boys face in school. >> boys are not as wired as well for school as girls are. it's a harder fit for them, and it is right to middle school, because they're so much more physically active, they're so much more impulsive, and they want to be outside running around. >> and boys are more likely than girls to drop out before finishing high school. but schoolwork isn't the only challenge boys face in middle school. >> i really appreciate you coming to talk to me. >> to help us with this re
Dec 8, 2012 4:00pm PST
including "teen kids news" on their big screen in times square, new york city. steves: from granada, it's a two-hour drive over the mountains and down into europe's fun-in-the-sun headquarters, the costa del sol. i find this strip of mediterranean coastline generally overbuilt and very commercialized. malaga, the major city of the coast, is a good place to pass through. and almost anything even resembling a quaint fishing village is long gone, replaced by time-share condos and golf courses. the big draw is the beaches. there are plenty of hotels, and sun worshipers enjoy themselves in spite of the congestion and lack of charm or local culture. nearly every country from europe's drizzly north tucks an expatriate community somewhere along this coast. they don't want to leave their culture, just their weather. my favorite costa del sol stop is the resort town of nerja. while capitalizing on the holiday culture, nerja has retained some of its charm. the church fronts the square, which fronts the beach, and everybody's out strolling, eventually winding up on the proud "balcony of europe"